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Emmy episode analysis: Bob Odenkirk (‘Better Call Saul’) gets closer to his tragic destiny in shattering season finale ‘Winner’

Emmy episode analysis: Bob Odenkirk (‘Better Call Saul’) gets closer to his tragic destiny in shattering season finale ‘Winner’

Bob Odenkirk has returned to the Emmy race this year to tack on a couple more nominations to his tally for “Better Call Saul.” The “Breaking Bad” prequel wasn’t eligible for awards in 2018 given its extended hiatus, but Odenkirk’s streak remains intact: he has competed as an actor and producer for all four seasons of the series, which tracks low-level attorney Jimmy McGill’s journey to becoming cartel lawyer Saul Goodman. He hasn’t won yet for “Saul,” but he came to the show with two Emmys already under his belt. He took home variety writing awards for “Saturday Night Live” in 1989 and “The Ben Stiller Show” in 1993, competing two additional times for “SNL” and then three times for “Mr. Show with Bob and David”.

For his Emmy submission this year, Odenkirk has chosen the season finale, “Winner.” In this installment, Jimmy tries to reinstate his law license

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